From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
YT-173: dp. 226; l. 104'4"; b. 28'6"; dr. 13'2"; s. 13 k.; a. 2 30 cal. mg.
Manistee (YT-173), built In 1941 as the tug Carrie T. Meseek by T. S. Marvel & Co. for Meseck Towing Lines, Inc., of New York, N.Y., was purchased for $285,000 by the Navy and renamed 29 May 1941; converted at the Navy Yard, New York; and placed in service 8 August 1941.
Manistee was immediately placed in service performing tug duties in New York Harbor. There, throughout the World War II period, she helped to insure the efficient flow of men and materiel in and out of that congested port to the war fronts in Europe and Africa.
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